FMoPA Community Gallery
The FMoPA Community Gallery showcases our collaborative outreach efforts with other organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, the American Institute of Architects, Shriner’s Hospitals, MacDonald Training Center, Creative Loafing, and the University of Tampa.
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY:
TERIMA KASIH (t’ree-ma kas-see)
Leslie Joy Original views of Indonesia & the Orangutans of Borneo
Sponsored by My Favorite Art Place
“Terima Kasih means thank you. I named this exhibition for the gratitude I feel for having experienced Indonesia and for having met the orangutans.” ~Leslie Joy Ickowitz
It’s easy to be swept away with enthusiasm in the company of Leslie Joy Ickowitz. She possesses a passionate spirit devoted to exploring possibilities and her unique perspectives have earned her the reputation as an authority on the lifestyle experience. Leslie is a photojournalist and art photographer, and the founder of VERTICAL Tampa Bay magazine—a celebration of local treasures designed to uplift our community. David Warner of Creative Loafing calls her a, “Connoisseur of Life” and Mark Thorn of Studio 10 TV calls her, “The Purveyor of Fabulous.”
In recent years, Leslie has emerged as a celebrated destination photographer. Following her visit to Cuba last May, Leslie’s photography appeared on the cover of the Creative Loafing Cuba issue for which her photo essay was the catalyst.
Since showing “Love Affair with Cuba” in solo exhibits at CL Space and in the Osceola Gallery in Clearwater last year, Leslie traveled to Indonesia—in part to search for wild orangutans in Borneo—and also visited Jakarta, Bogor, Gili Meno and Ubud, Bali. “Terima Kasih” celebrates her expedition.
An avid world traveler, Leslie understands that the meaning of life lies in the journey. With appreciation for the beauty that surrounds her, she seeks opportunities to make a difference and inspire others.
“Discovering my passion for photography feels like a present with a gorgeous bow on top. Thank you for sharing it with me.”
Leslie Joy Original photography focuses on details, destinations, art, nature, fashion and objects of desire. Find her at LeslieJoyOriginal.com